New York, NY
Social Media: @gmuink
Digital paint, archival inkjet print (Edition of 5)
25W x 25H in (framed)
Artist Statement: My name is Gun Kim, originally from South Korea, and an illustrator based in New York. I create my artwork in a hope that the viewers find rest in it. In this ‘Light Coming Through a Crack’ series, I speak about hope and life.
I once was living in a small studio where direct sunlight never hits. I was struggling with depression and suicidal thoughts back then. One day, when I was lying down on a bed with a burdened heart, a thin line of light was piercing through a crack of a window lightening my dark room. That’s when I started to think more about hope and Light. The characteristics of Light how it penetrates, tears, and burns, yet it heals, restores, gives life, and makes a dark night a bright day.
I was exchanging emails with Eddie and he mentioned “…Yes, cancer made me cry but it didn’t make me quit. I found the ‘can’ in cancer and now use my test as a testimony to pursue my dream and help others do the same." For me, he sounded like a fire. His heart was burning with passion and love. A passion to be spread, a love to be shared.
This is one Kindling I bring to you. May this create a little spark in you. How small or how big, it would not matter. A small fire can burn a whole mountain. Then a small hope is enough for your mountain to be moved.